Weekly Meeting – 24 November 2016

Weekly Meeting – 24 November 2016

District 3420/Club No. 28992

BULLETIN November 24, 2016

12 Rotarians attended. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.

Please refer to the List of Attendance.

5 Rotarians were absent with an apology. For details please refer to the List of Attendance.

Visiting Rotarians and Rotaract Members



SAA Mirella
Acting SAA Martin Smyth brought the meeting to order at 1.00pm.

President Dona
President Dona welcomed the members. She informed that the presentation on TRF by PDG Al Purba planned for today had to be postponed due to other sudden commitments of PDG Al. She will try to reschedule the presentation to a luncheon in December.

She also informed that prior to this luncheon the monthly Board meeting had been held. One of the items discussed was the Board agreeing to give today’s proceeds from Raffles ticket sales and fines as gratitude to the staff of Bali National serving us (see above photo).

Lastly Dona mentioned that on 25 November Karl-Heinz and she are to attend the District President and Secretary meeting.

Then the microphone was circulated by Dona.

PP Karl-Heinz Schmelzer
Karl-Heinz summarized some action by the Board, to wit:

  • The minutes of the past two Board meetings had been reviewed and approved.
  • The financial statements of July, August, September and October 2016 had been reviewed and approved subject to some minor adjustments brought up by Gary and himself.
  • The Board approved the purchase of items for the orphan Christmas party goody bags estimated at IDR 35,000,000 for 350 bags. At the same time up to IDR 17.500,000 Club funds were pledged should donations from members and other parties should fall short. Last year the entire amount for the goody bags was donated by the members.
  • The Secretary has been asked to conduct a survey among the members regarding preference of having weekly lunch meetings and a fellowship evening every other month or so or holding luncheons every other week combined with a fellowship evening every month. The option of having bi-weekly meetings is available to Rotary Clubs since RY 2016/2017.
  • President Dona received a mandate to vote for Pak Swastika as District Governor Designee.
  • As Chair of the Community Service Committee he informed that the next meeting with be held on 1 December. A formal invitation is to follow.

PP Karl also reported that while in Germany he visited in his home town RC Muelheim-Uhlenhorst presenting the Cleft Lip and Palate project aiming at having this club as a partner in a new Cleft Lip and Palate Global Grant. He used the power point presentation prepared by Axel in German language.

PP Martin Smyth
PP Martin informed about the club’s upcoming Annual Christmas Party which is likely to be held at The Conrad on 17 December. More details will be given nearer the event.

He lauded the marked improvement in quality of the food and service. Others joined in and gave Mark, the manager of Bali National Golf, a big hand.

Rtn. Urs Klee
With regard to members replying to meal selections or sending regrets with copy to all Urs suggested Bali National to send out their mails blind (Bcc) to all but Karl-Heinz. That way the Secretary remains in the loop about apologies.

He further pointed out that holding luncheons bi-weekly might lead to lower attendance as members may get confused about the date of the luncheon. With weekly luncheons there will be no mix ups.

Rtn. Hugh Brown
Hugh asked about the status of the Bali Children Foundation project which he presented back in August.

In response Karl-Heinz pointed out that the Community Service meeting will be a joint meeting with Vocational Service. The Bali Children Foundation project will be put on the agenda.

Rtn. Axel Kneip
While in Germany Axel visited several Rotary Clubs in his hometown Cologne. To two of them he presented the Cleft Lip and Palate project inviting them to participate in a new Global Grant.

PP Edward Naus
Edward has been in contact with three Dutch organizations regarding their participation in a new CLP Global Grant. He will report in more detail during the coming CSC meeting.

With regard to the orphan Christmas party he inquired about the possibility to invite orphans and pay for their transport while others cover the goody bags.

Rtn. Mark Holland
Mark informed that during the 2nd re-opening anniversary of Bali National Rotaract Club Bali Nusa Dua raised more than IDR 5,000,000. Even more could have been raised with better presentation and organization. After some discussions it was deemed advisable that in future Rotaract is being supported by Rotary members in such fund raising events.

Mark also announced that the menu had been revamped after some critical comments and that in future the selections will be changed every 12 weeks.

Rtn. Ari Murti
Ari informed that from 8 to 9 December “The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF)” will be held. The forum is an annual intergovernmental event on the development of democracy in the Asia Pacific region. Koffi Anan is said to open the forum.

Then Ari mentioned that some twenty years ago RCBND, spearheaded by Ari, had been involved with money and deeds in the setting up the nucleus of “La Roiba” orphanage and school. The delegates of the BDF, among them foreign ministers and ambassadors, are to visit that school on 9 December.

Rtn Hugh Brown
Then it was time for Hugh Brown to talk about “This is my Life”.

Hugh is a New Zealander, borne in 1944 on the south island. He grew up on a farm, the family had not much money but otherwise life was full of riches. He learnt early to ride and to shoot a rifle straight. There was no electricity until the mid 1950s, meaning oil lamps at night and no fridge let alone a TV.
One had to work hard to make a living.

After elementary and high school he studied at Christchurch University civil engineering, later specializing on engineering economics and transport planning. He did his PhD at Melbourne University where he became a lecturer for several years. Later he joined the Melbourne Metropolitan Transport Agency.

In 1987 he came to Indonesia and soon after he met his wife Henny, who at that time worked for Plaza Indonesia. He was involved in urban and traffic planning in Jakarta. He spoke about the dire situation of traffic in Jakarta which even the best urban planners failed so far to alleviate.

In 1993 they went to Hong Kong, but returned after one year to Jakarta. They now have settled in Bali for a while.

We then celebrated Rtn Mark’s birthday (15.11.) with a birthday song and a piece of chocolate cake.

Raffles tickets sales plus donations reaped in IDR 1,250,000. The money was handed over to the service staff of Bali National as a thank you for their service over the last 12 months.

Tickets for IDR 1,250,000.- were sold. the Raffle prize, a cosmetic set, was won by Hugh. Congratulations. Hugh, as well other past winners owing prizes are reminded not to forget to make their contributions at forthcoming meetings.

No fine were levied today.

Note: Raffles tickets sales plus donations reaped IDR 1,250,000. The money was handed over to the service staff of Bali National as a thank you for their service over the last 12 months.

President Dona thanked everyone for joining today and the meeting was adjourned at 2:10PM.

Next meetings/events.
01.12.2016 – RCBND Community Services meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 11.00-12.30PM.
01.12.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
08.12.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.
12.12.2016 – 24th Annual Orphanage Christmas Party at Grand Hyatt Bali 2.30pm-6.00pm
15.12.2016 – Fellowship and lunch meeting at Bali National Golf Resort, 12.30-2.00PM.

Birthdays this month
15 November – Mark Holland
15 November – Priti Kapur

Recurrent data information on next pages
Board of Directors and Service Chairs

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